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    angeleena is offline INCIIDer - A Community Creator
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    Default Ella's procedure went fine today...

    It went fine today at the hospital with ella.

    Unfortunately, she still has ureter reflux so in an effort to stop her UTI's and to stop having to give her antibiotics which seem to cause her huge problems- she will have the ureter repair surgery. She will probably have it in November.....not sure of the date yet.

    She says she "had fun" today. :-) This made us laugh hard.

    She was soo happy after the first medicine they gave her. She was dancing --- falling down smiling and giggling. It was like she was drunk! She did not care about a thing and let them wheel her off to the operating room smiling all of the way. She HELD HER OWN gas mask on her face and was quite proud about it and went out right after that. After the procedure she went into the recovery room and was really calm and mellow. She cried a little when they wheeled her into the room and she saw us. She did not like the IV in her arm at all and was trying to pull it out. After they took that out, she ate a popsicle and was happy!?

    We were stressing so hard it was unbelievable. She was fine though. Very funny in retrospect.

    At least we know she reacts well to anesthesia so when she has surgery it will not be as scary as it was today.

    Funny, we came home and took a nap. I woke up and I was the only one that took a nap!? Ella is STILL UP from right after surgery and is not near falling asleep!??!?! She is such an anti-napper!

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    Oh Angi that's great!!! Sorry she has to do it again in Nov, but at least you can be more relaxed about her reaction. I hope it goes as smoothly! Why couldn't they fix the ureter while they were in there - they didn't know until after?

    One of my boys had adenoid surgery, and not only did the "drunk" drug not calm him (I had to carry him into the operating room), but afterward in recovery, when he didn't see me he freaked out so bad, screaming, that he turned blue and they had to give him oxygen for quite a while (course, if the nurse had had a brain, they would have had me there waiting - this wasn't at children's hospital but a branch hospital, so I guess they weren't used to peds - they were like, what's wrong with him? duh). In his defense, he was only 2, not talking, and still in the phase of head-banging tantrums due to that (this is the one supposedly without SPD, lol).

    I'm so glad it went well!
    -beth

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    Default It's always harder on the parents, huh? sorry to hear that

    she needs the procedure in November. Call the hospital and set up a surgical tour with the childlife specialist. It makes a huge difference to the kids, really takes away the edge.

    Also, pick up a doctor's kit and let her pretend to be the doctor and you can be the patient and start prepping her for what to expect for the surgery. It really helps to have the child "in control" and use it as a way to teach her what to expect.

    hugs! N

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    Glad to hear it went well. Sorry to hear about the upcoming surgery but hopefully it will take care of her UTI's.

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    Default So glad all went well!

    The first time is so difficult. Next time will be easier on you, but still hard. Sorry she has to go through all that. What a little trouper!

    Susan

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    Yeah I am SO glad she did well. What a trooper! Sorry to hear about the next proceedure though - hopefully that will fix the problem.

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    Default So glad for you all! (m)

    I saw it this morning on PAI but didn't have time to respond. So happy things went off without a hitch and your fears about the hospital were never realized. And, the big thing for you is that you'll be more relaxed next time. Yeah!!!!

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    What a relief! Great news that you will have fewer worries in November, too -- and I hope that the surgery means you'll be done with all of this UTI stuff!

    Lisa

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    Glad it went well. hugs

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